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Voters Pick Domtar Fluff Pulp as ‘Coolest Thing Made in Arkansas’

Fluff pulp is the absorbency material that goes into baby diapers, feminine hygiene products, bed pads, meat packaging and a variety of other products. read more >
Michael Schrekenhofer (middle) of Leather Brothers Inc. accepts a Governor's Award for Excellence in Global Trade from Rudy Ortiz, chair of the Arkansas District Export Council (left) and Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
Energy / Manufacturing / Small Business

6 Companies Win Global Trade Awards

The winners are a steel maker, banding products producer, waste management company, leather working business, UV absorber manufacturer and truck accessories provider. read more >
Manufacturing growth is key to a healthy economy in Hot Springs.

Manufacturing Industry Grabs Spotlight With Expansions

Manufacturing is the unsung hero in Hot Springs and Garland County. read more >

Nobel-Winning Tech at Heart of Rubber Band Improvements

While it may seem a stretch, an Arkansas company, Alliance Rubber, and a university in southeastern England want to use Nobel Prize-winning technology to build a better rubber band. read more >
Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Small Business

Last US Rubber Band Maker in Arkansas Fights Competition

Alliance Rubber Co. of Hot Springs has gone to Washington in a battle over rubber band dumping. read more >
Business Services / Education / Manufacturing / Retail

In Graphene, Alliance Rubber Meets Possibilities

Alliance Rubber of Hot Springs recently signed an agreement with University of Sussex professor Alan Dalton to study how the compound graphene could be used in rubber products. read more >
Members of the Ghidotti team: (from left) Kila Owens, Lindsey Horton, Natalie Ghidotti and Mary Hargraves.
Business Services / Media & Marketing / Small Business

Ghidotti Communications Ends ERI Partnership, Moves to Regions Center

Ghidotti Communications of Little Rock has ended its strategic partnership with advertising agency Eric Rob & Isaac and opened new offices on the 29th floor of the Regions Bank Center, Natalie Ghidotti said Tuesday. read more >
Bonnie Swayze
Business Services / Manufacturing

Alliance Rubber Debuts ‘Mover Bands’

Alliance Rubber Co. of Hot Springs has added Mover Bands, heavy-duty rubber bands capable of stretching to nearly twice their resting length, to its list of products, the company announced recently. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Manufacturing

Garland County Exports Top $61M

Even though export sales for the Hot Springs Metropolitan Statistical Area dropped about $26.5 million dollars from 2012 to 2013, Jim Fram, president and CEO of The Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce, says the data still bodes well for the county. read more >
A screenshot of Allliance's new web site at Rubberband.com.
Manufacturing / Media & Marketing

Alliance Rubber Stretches Online

Alliance Rubber Co. of Hot Springs has launched a new website at RubberBand.com that allows the company to update and sell its products on a more consistent basis. read more >
Bonnie Swayze

Alliance Rubber to Spend $600K, Add 15 Jobs in Hot Springs Expansion

Alliance Rubber Co. of Hot Springs says it will invest $600,000 to expand its headquarters and hire for 15 new positions, bringing total employment to 166. As part of the expansion, Alliance will purchase a new digital printer to help it be more efficient, produce new products and grow its customer base. read more >
Bonnie Swayze
Manufacturing / Retail / Small Business

Hot Springs’ Alliance Rubber Expands Size Selection

Alliance Rubber Co. in Hot Springs has been making rubber bands since 1923, but only recently decided to go big. Alliance’s Supersize Bands, available in 12-inch, 14-inch and 17-and-one-quarter-inch sizes, are designed to help customers keep large organizational projects neat. read more >
Public Companies / Retail

Video: Alliance Rubber’s Eraselet Pitches Wal-Mart in ‘Get on the Shelf’

Wal-Mart's "Get on the Shelf" competition rolls on, this time with an Arkansas connection: Alliance Rubber Co. of Hot Springs. read more >
Business Services / Manufacturing / Media & Marketing / Small Business

Alliance Rubber of Hot Springs Up for Martha Stewart Award

Alliance Rubber Co. of Hot Springs is a nominee in Martha Stewart’s Second Annual American Made competition, a nod to Stewart's start as owner of a small catering business and designed to honor American manufacturers. read more >
Energy / Manufacturing / Media & Marketing

Suddenlink Systems Finalists for Recycling Awards (Kudos)

Suddenlink’s Jonesboro and Russellville systems have placed as finalists in the 2013 Beacon Awards for the company’s Arkansas Green Team’s recycling of electronic waste. read more >
Accepting 2013 Arkansas global trade awards are (from left) Mark Killebrew, vice president of international sales for Tyson Foods; Rachael Cox, vice president of sales for Conway Machine; Bonnie Swayze, president, Alliance Rubber, and David Delie, president, Welspun Tubular.
Agriculture & Poultry / Business Services / Manufacturing / Media & Marketing / Small Business

Welspun, Alliance Rubber, Conway Machine and Tyson Winners at Global Trade Awards

Welspun Tubular of Little Rock, Alliance Rubber of Hot Springs, Tyson Foods of Springdale and Conway Machine were the four Arkansas companies recognized Wednesday at the 2013 Governor's Award for Excellence in Global Trade. read more >